Recently natural language processing technologies have been intensively studied, and they are in use for many applications including searches of document or the Web, automatic translation, dialog systems and grammar checking. IBM Research has several projects in this research area, including "Watson", a question answering system that competed with human champions on an American TV quiz show in 2011, and "TAKMI", a text mining solution that supports knowledge acquisition from massive text documents in real business scenarios. There are shared features among these research topics: applying computers to address human weakness, developing methodologies to capture human knowledge into computer-accessible forms, and revealing unexpected results through information processing. As a researcher in computational linguistics I describe areas we human beings should study to develop and apply computer science in the big data era.
The fundamental functionality of book is the binding operation. In EPUB format, the spine information functions as binding operation with ordering content files in specific order. This paper discusses the functionality of binding in the history of book and reading behavior in general, together with the difference between Web documents and e-books. Through these discussions, the future functionality of e-book in network environment will be forecasted.
By the investigation after The Great East Japan Earthquake, more than 50% of the companies do not make business continuity plan. By this article, I reviewed threats to information assets that you should have defended and the business continuity. About major threats, that is, large-scale earthquake and typhoon / torrential downpour, terrorism, other (a sudden massive blackout), I explained these contents obtained from past knowledge to give you a necessary image when you thought about business continuity plan. I believe that this article is useful for not only a desktop / practical training but also documentation of the business continuity plan. I am confident that the synergistic effect of documentation and the training becomes the key of the business continuity plan.
This article reports the activity of an "Applied Mechanics Wikipedia Project" by the Applied Mechanics Committee in the Japan Society of Civil Engineers. This project is advanced for the purpose of disseminating systematically the technical knowledge and information about civil engineering and applied mechanics through Japanese Wikipedia as a social contribution by an academic society. The meaning, advantages, and current issues of this project as the activity by the academic society are also discussed.
The character code on Basic Resident Registration Network in Japan was designed as an extension of UCS (Universal Coded Character Set). And it was planned to be used as an “open” character code. But it now becomes a “Galapagos” code because of its misunderstanding of UCS. In this paper the author warns that the character code on Basic Resident Registration Network is already unconformable to UCS and he shows the way to break away from it.